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Your checklist to exhibiting sustainably

Unlike typical exhibitions which recognise their most beautiful stands at their Stand Awards, Meetings Africa is unique in that it only gives out Green Stand Awards – exclusively recognising beautiful stands which are also sustainably sourced and...

Standard events operations procedures

Putting documented procedures in place is vital for any business, not just events-related ones. As a small business owner, I have until recently been guilty of not having any formal, written procedures for new staff to follow – what’s the point, if...

Venue booking checklist

Although I created this template to help my staff asking the right questions in client meetings for predominantly speaker events where product sales and the like take place – this can be adapted to any event. Sit down and work through every...

Securing sponsorships

There are different types of gatherings that offer sponsorships at various levels with a wide range of benefits, writes Helen Brewer. Be it the annual association’s conference, a public sector gathering initiative or a conference producer’s...

Event decor no-nos

When deciding on what décor you want to use to realise your client’s event, remember the following: • Avoid abnormally large items, props and staging. They are expensive to transport and may pose problems when gaining access to the venue or fitting...